Irwin Powermeter AC
The Irwin Power Meter a.c. uses a large backlit display which displays four important parameters.
1.The voltage across the load (V)
2.The current flowing through the load (A)
3.The power dissipated by the load (W)
4.The amount of energy converted by the load (Wh)
The Powermeter is designed to be plugged into the mains supply. Any mains operated appliance may then be plugged in and voltage, current, power and energy are instantly displayed. The unit operates at any voltage between 80-260V a.c. and will allow currents up to 20A to be drawn.
The display unit has a multipurpose push switch which allows the backlight to be switched on or off (the unit remembers the settings when disconnected) and allows the energy reading to be reset.
The unit displays energy in Wh rather than Joules because a Joule display would quickly overflow. This can be used as a teaching aid (1Wh=3,600J) as well as allowing the pupil to time their power usage and calculate the energy converted in Joules. They can then compare their result with the Powermeter
Manufactured in the UK